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Administration Officer (Former Employee) –  Perth WA18 May 2019
Terrible culture managers run by other peoples opinions,no common sense,bullying within co-workers,the worst job I have had in my life,no help from HR who are based in other states
Pros
none
Cons
Bad management
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Average company with lack of good management
Slurry hand (Current Employee) –  Somerton VIC15 April 2019
Micro surfacing teams working for downer EDI need to be constantly/regularly tested for other drugs apart from alcohol. Marajauna etc as it is causing division in work teams from melbourne/somerton depo
Pros
Pay is good
Cons
Poor team morale
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Mostly ok some work sites are good
Electrician (Former Employee) –  Sydney NSW21 February 2019
Typical rail and construction sites. willing to train and induct workers in areas the downer group are working in. Management are good the only management are the people on site. consistent with standards with the in electrical field. Work with the sites sometimes requires other skills and can be good to with equipment required. Not much mucking around with work all workers are keen to help and aslong as your working the work keeps rolling in.
Pros
good team leaders
Cons
can b hard to get to at time.
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company lacks support and training
Site Manager (Former Employee) –  Perth WA15 November 2018
company promotes its self as a tier 1 and is well structured but unfortunately this not the case. many personnel are struggling with the recently introduced systems however there is not support to train personnel.
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Productive enjoyable workplace
A-Grade Electrician (Former Employee) –  Melbourne VIC21 March 2018
Good team environment, hard working however rewarding outcomes
Great working conditions with management willing to always lend assistance to achieve the best outcomes
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Engineering company moving to Tier 1 Contracting
Administration Manager (Former Employee) –  Townsville QLD13 March 2018
Downer's move away from construction and engineering to become a tier 1 contracting company managing subcontractors was at odds with the regional "hands on" offices throughout Queensland. (Not a criticism, merely an observation of a changing business.) Subsequently the regional Qld offices were drastically downsized.
Local management is a great support to the workforce.
Centralised management & systems were always heading in the right direction but never arrived.
Typically long days with great rewards both financially and in the sense of a job well done. Great camaraderie among the crews.
Hardest part of the job: Working within incomplete QA systems.
Most enjoyable part of the job: The people.
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productive, challenging and learning experiance
Truck Driver/Labourer (Former Employee) –  Windsor NSW7 March 2018
Fun place to learn and work with colegues.
Multiple jobs at different locations. Plenty of overtime and chance to work on weekends for special events around Sydney.
Pros
combination of jobs and locations
Cons
no communications between management
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Good company to work for
QC co-ordinator (Former Employee) –  Queensland16 December 2017
Good company to work for, with a very professional management team. Very diversified with job opportunities. Downer has the ability to draw on staff and resources internally from other projects to assist with delivery of projects ontime.
Unfortunately, in my opinion, job security is not forthcoming in my chosen field, however, Downer does make an effort to find alternative opportunities.
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very good company
PROJECT ENGINEER (SMP) (Former Employee) –  Western Australia6 December 2017
very good company
good people to work with
high quality facilities
safe working environment
friendly people.
multicultural environment.
caring management.
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Worst company, terrible management.
Electrical supervisor (Former Employee) –  Barrow Island WA26 November 2017
Downers don't care about their workers it's only the dollars they're concerned about.
On Barrow Island it was amazing the continuous lies they kept telling the client to get themselves out of trouble and to make them look good.
Safety was all smoke and mirrors. I don't know how many times they turned a blind eye just to get the job done.
Unless you're mates or enjoy kissing the managers or superintendents butts there is no future for you.
Pros
Good guys in the same boat
Cons
Management
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good team efforts
electrical trades assistant Tele handler operator (Former Employee) –  Karratha WA23 November 2017
following orders working away good management
Working as a team to get the job done working as a T/A having responsibility given and opportunities to learn
Pros
learning
Cons
job finished
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Worked on contract in JV in Brisbane, in Perth, and in Sydney
SUNSHINE COAST PROJECT MANAGEMENT (Former Employee) –  Brisbane, Perth, Sydney22 November 2017
Overall a good responsible company to work for from a contract point of view. A typical day at work would be a meeting with the team I worked with to update where the project or tender was ahead or behind schedule and put measures in place to meet schedule. Then head down and do what I was contracted to do.

The work was enjoyable as most staff were prepared to help when necessary.

The company had a good safety, environmental, and quality culture.
Pros
Always felt comfortable with staff and management.
Cons
No treal cons. My contracts with Downer were usually short duration so difficult to make comment.
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Maintenance & Mobile Technician (Former Employee) –  Sydney NSW12 September 2017
New Train with long term project encouraging for long term career goal. Due to lack of vision from management ends up big failure. Frequent change in mid management level make everyone life measurable.
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Management team were a pleasure to work for.
Track patrolman (Former Employee) –  Wangaratta4 September 2017
Downer was a great company to work for with good staff, was unfortunate that ther business alliance with ARTC was terminated and ARTC took over the area. Management had good communication skills and a willingness to listen to staff ideas to achieve competent productivity.
Pros
Approachable managers
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Managment Diffcult to work with
Project Controls Manager - WA (Former Employee) –  Perth WA4 September 2017
The company has many divisions but the section i worked within was very poorly run. The lack of smart leadership meant that the overall project and project team suffered.
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Only 6 day Shutdown but well organised and good management and team members.
Boilermaker/Pipefitter (Former Employee) –  Perth WA30 August 2017
Very Safety focused and well geared and organised and cooperative Management Leadership and Team Members.The job was very spread out and lots of distances by foot had to be covered.
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Was excellent
National Zero Harm Safety Manager (Former Employee) –  North Ryde NSW22 July 2017
I had a great time in Downer. New management from the Tenix acquisition darkened the place. Many great people left. Tenix could come to grips with the Downer way. People respect dropped when their management took over.
Pros
Good people, good salary
Cons
Tenix management
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Management change was the end of a great company
Electrical Fitter Mechanic, Boilermaker (Former Employee) –  Gladstone QLD18 July 2017
Was a great company to work for until recent management changes and what seems to have become a culture of being just a number instead of a valued team member.
Pros
Great team onsite
Cons
Management needs to value their long term employees more
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Good local management and selected workforce
Contract OHS Advisor (Current Employee) –  Collie WA10 July 2017
Downer South West managed well and proactive with Zero Harm
The structure of the company is very wide base from Civil, telecommunications, construction and maintenance.
Mark
Pros
Good local tradesmen and management of works
Cons
Most of the work is power station mantenance and travelling to Collie
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Best job I ever had!
TRAFFIC CONTROLLER (Former Employee) –  Perth WA29 June 2017
I loved working here! The management staff were wonderful to work with, if there was an issue they dealt with it appropriately. The training was sufficient and ongoing.
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